f OOP EVENING. m wutm ' Showers thla afternoon and to nlht; Frlduy. fair and wunur: aoath to Mt winds. T VOL. Ill, NO. 121 I; DEMOTE; RUSSIAN MINISTER ASSASSipjEp While Driving on Is Thrown Beneath His Carriage Which Mangles Him 1 -. " That" M. de - Plehvt knew his. - enemies," those rwho ; had r struck down his predecessor in office, but bold man as he; was defied .them, is clearly shown by the last newspaper interview,' which he granted, reported by PercevalGibbons in the London- 1 Mail. The following excerpt shows his sentiments toward his assassins: . ! y '.,V..' ' ..v ?J. ; .',..'' ' : "These Nihilists believe in nothing. Autocracy suits them no better than limited monarchy. Even a republic excites their hostility, - Whatever may be the vehicle, of authority ; X they are its enemies. 1 X "Rebellion is their sole J God, reject all claims of religion, subvert ethics and aspire : omy lo pruoucc tiiaus. , xucy small one,' unimportant ' save police surveillance. - . ; . "This section is recruited men and includes many Tews. "The universities, I am sorry to say, furnish a percentage.- X People half educated who have attained a certain knowledge ; X without the tradition of enlightenment - They 'cbme, very of- ten from the lowest class, the 1 , , f A A - t tnemseives caueu upon 10 taicc wic part ui inc cummon pcupic .against their rulers. '. . : ':. ..' ' ,' ., ; : y'4.',2.l:.. "There have been certain results, in the shape of crimes, but these are singularly few in comparison with the .number of NiMlists '; :M-:.'-?J-,:i-;.r-fsi.--:, .v",''-'y' " "Their chief activity is in the dissemination of their prop- aeanda. In these days any one with 50 roubles can set tip a printing plant of a sort and they produce leaflets for dUtribu- ' lion. - sui nui inanv; -iiv, uvu. 4MMM (Jowtuil 4kMrlat Banlet.t ... - Bt. Pftrbur. Julr t. (Bulletin) "An cfflnlal verilon of th murdar of X. m Plehv. which took place at 11 o'clock thla momln at tha handa of a bomb thrower, dlffera wldelr from tna V reporta which were firat Bent out and when axoitement wa at lta reignu It aaya the minister waa alone In hia carriage, when a bomb waa thrown by n unknown man. preaumablr of.Jewlah V origin, who auddenljr rushed from tlta ntrance of the Hotel Davs-rsoYlo. ... X'T" The minister, aaya th report, waa f. ' thrown to the parement and killed and JO persona. Including tha aassssln, were ", Injured. There la ho foundation for the resort, aaya tha official announcement. i' that tha .mlniatefa body waa blown to fragments. A poet mortem examination ahowa that death waa due to shock, as thara waa no wound on ma ooay ana me only injury discovered was that hla Jaw 7 - bad been fractured, presumably In tha tall to the parement' . ... i ' M. Durnovo baa been appointed min ister of the Interior temporarily.' , ' . " (Jearaal tpeeUl Berriee.) " . X Bt: . Petersburg-, July II. vC - e . ' FlehTe. minister of the Interior and one " of the most prominent flfurea In Euro. rn affairs waa assassinated - this " morning; by an anarchist who burled a bomb beneath the earrlace in which be waa driving; on an official errand. A . Jew la reported to bare been secretly . arrested by the police for the crime. Accounts of the aaaasslnation . vary. One story which la accepted by many of ' the two score of newspaper men, who were on tire scene but a few mlnutea , after the explosion took. place, la that as i the minister's carriage was passing in , front of the Hotel Devareovle. near tha terminus of the Warsaw railway, a mo v tor cur daahed up In which were aeated ' ", . two persons, one clad In an official nni ' form such as is worn by the ministers' 1 - attendants and the ther In morning dress. . As the motor paaaed the carriage one - of Ita occupanta burled a bomb immed iately underneath tha fore wheels of the . , minister's conveyance. - The carriage was almost entirely de . - mollshed and In the debris were found the mangled bodies of the minister and hla, coachman. Bo great was the mutlla .. tlon that to collect their bodies a cash- ' mere net waa used. The fragments ' : were carried to the minister's residence. '". Several bystanders were Injured but none killed. The bomb throwers, de spite the confusion which' surrounded the Incident, were arrested, but up to t : o'clock their' Identity bad ' not been , given to the public , " - ' . .- Another Aeooont. , . Another acpount of the crime has It that as the carriage waa basslng . the ,'. ; hotel a man rushed from the resUurant . ' and hurled the bomb which exploded ' ' with such deadly effect. The authority for thla story' saya that but one man, and he of apparently of Jewish extrac tion, was arrested as he sought to escape through the crowd that aurged .forward to tha scene. The street, at the time of the Sasas Slnatlon, was, at the Immediate spot, . comparatively ' deserted, otherwise the -effects of the explosion would hare been - much worse. Irwan almost Incredibly . short space 'of time hundreds of men a thronged the place and officials threaded their Way through the crowd ' aeeklng those who by their remarks "" might be suspected of knowledge of the ' crime. U '. i , It Is said that several detentions took place, but that of the many com. pel led to undergo examination none were held and but little Information waa gained. , , Without exception the entire aeoret service .of the government has been :. brought to beer In studying the Sltua ' tlon". in the fear, apparently thst the assassination of M. de plehve Is but a portion, of a, widespread plot. No sui-, Main Street in Russian Capital Bomb -.- C t .." -'' , ' instinct -They resist the idea of ; arc a tiass vjuilc ih, anu v as criminals and subjectsrfor" ':. froro the young very ypung 1 ;; ' ;.y : ' abjectly poor, and soon conceive, - Li A, .1 ll . - I ' - man jr. . .. j . ... ; MfMttMMMMMMOM plolon attaches to Japanese agencr and despite, the tact that the war makes enemies; (he Russians are sufficiently liberal to eoout the Idea that the Jap anese would hare recourse to such die honorable methods as assassination. ' jreveriafc Xxoltement, ' f ' Feverish excitement has taken posses sion of the city which hums like a hire of,, angry bees. Bpeclal vigilance Is be ing shows by the police- in- preventing the gathering together of revolution ists, socialists or agitators,' and when ever a crowd collects it Is Immediately dispersed and checked. - There are not, however, any other signs of violence visible and the foreign correspondents here are Inclined to be lieve the Russian police overestimate the dangers of anaxchiatto or other up risings. :, .. Btera. TeeMaea Xaa. ' " '.V ' 1C de Plehve was the csars ' home secretary, and the moat powerful man In Russia" behind the throne. When ever two years ago the former miniater of the interior waa struck, down It was to M. de Plehve that the esar Instantly turned. Two ministers of the Interior had fallen by the hands of asaaaaina within a year, but M. do Plehve did not hesitate to step Into the murdered men's place, the moot dangerous post in aU Russia. He was a stern and fear- lees man who never hesitated to speak what he regarded as the truth. ' His Xat ZBtarvlair.V '''.,.' ' The laat newspaper Interview: ranted by Minister de Plehve was to Perclval Gibbon of the London Mail, three weeks ago. It follows: v Russia," said the minister of the Interior, pausing as he apoke to pick up hla words, "is a democ ratio country." M. do Plevhe granted me an audience on Sunday, and consented to place the position or affairs within the empire before me, In order' to correct authori tatively certain Impressions which have become popular In England. He -la a large man. the miniater. sen. eroualy made, wltb a full, strong face, a head austerely gray, deep-set 'eyes, and that peremptory Quality, of man ner and tone which indicates casta rather than personality.. In bis capable nanaa are disposed that fate of affairs between the frontiers; Finland, the rev olutlonartea, the police, and aU the other ingredients of Russian life whloh offer themselves to picturesque misquo- laiiou are me materials of bis trade. , Bnssl the Democracy. He repeated: "Russia Is a democratlo country. Of our total population, the vast majority are peasants, and a coun try governed by an autocrat for the peasant class is certainly to be aa- counteo aemocratlo. And then, mon sieur, , It appears not to be known In England that In matters affecting the administrative districts . the govern menu in which they live, the peae ante and tradespeople are self-governing. The imperial authority appoints a governor, as in me esse or an Jnnsn colony, but the local aasembly, whleh collects snd spends ths local taxes, la elected by the people. '. "These taxes, now, he continued "are also worthy- to be understood. In Russia the revenue la almost entirely derived from Indirect taxation.- Cus toms dues furnish a very large part of It, and of that portion which Is ob tained by 1 direct Imposts, land taxes an1 so on, nearly all la allotted to local purposes roads, schools, administra tion and the Ilka Those people benefit who pay, as alao In England, and sub ject to the central (the Imperial) au thority, they guide the expenditure of their money themselves. ; " Tke "Discontents." . ' ' "And In regard to that money which Is paid direct to the Imperial govern ment there must be a further distinc tion, - When the serfs were emancipated he government advanced the money necessary for the povchase of their In nd from their erstwhile owners, and that is being paid back U Installments. PORTLAND, ' OREGON. THURSDAY EVENING, .JULY 28, 1904. jg7C22 . fftjfffwp- In a few years the payments Will Bate been completed, and the peasanta wilt then possess freeholds. , So this sum Is to be deducted from the total of direct taxation, and will . shortly- disappear from. the budget altogether.". I. then- Inquired 'concerning that sec tion of the people who are so mani festly discontented with -the prevailing order. ' Hla excellency - proceeded to Classify them neatly;--' u. . . ' "Liberalism la Russia," he said.. "has many, adherents - and exponents, and the most of these are in no aenae ex tremists. . They disapprove of the gov, ernment s memoes in certain reapecta, but their opposition stops at -criticism. Their opportunities for demonstrating their opinions are few. ' They express tnemseives, to a certain limited extent, in a parttcufer section of the press, but beyond that they can hardly go. Tou muat understand, monsieur, that these people ; are not to be regarded as revo lutionaries. ' They belong largely to' the middle class, and are quite worthr and harmleas. ' - . "The Social Democrats come next it is more accurate in this case to call them the Bootallst Democrats. These are they who discover injustice In the principle autocracy.. They enter noil tics orr the ethical plane, as disciples of a variety of teachers, and the basis of their activity. Is always some abstract theory.- It Is Important to note, how ever, ror the purpose of this classifica tion, inai mey are ' Believers in some, thing, .for the final class, the Nihilists. are omerwise. - "These Nihilists believe In nothlnc Autocracy , suits them . no' better than limited monarchy. Even a republio ex cltea their hostility. Whatever may be the vehicle of authority, they are Ita enemies. Rebellion Is their sole in stinct. They restat the idea of a Ood. reject all claims of ' religion, subvert ethics, and aspire only to- produoe chaos. iney are a ciaas quite apart, and a small one, unimportant save as crimi nals and subjects for police surveil lance." -"' . , t -'.-.. ... I asked whence this section was re cruited. ." - , j Toung men," replied his excellency. without hesitation, "Very vouns men and many Jewa. The universities, I am sorry to say, furnish a percentage. People half-educated, who have at tained a certain knowledge without the tradition or, enlightenment. They come, very often, from the lowest class, the abjectly poor, and soon conceive them selves called Jlpon to take the part of the common people against their rulers. There have been certain results. In the shape of crimes, but these are singu larly few In comparison with the num ber, of the Nihilists. Their chief ac tivity la In the dissemination -of their propaganda. In these days any one with to roubles can set up a printing plant of a sort, and they produce leaf lets for distribution. But not many no, not many. . . . -.. .. xfca aualstex'a Aim, "My people are quite adequate to the situation they create, and most of them are known and watched," he added. Of education, his . excellency had a regret to express. "We have discontinued the system of Count Tolstoi, and. so far - have not been prepared with anything to replace It There are still ths. schools of the local authority, and from them a poor youth with practically no money may pass to the university, all fees., being remitted. But what we lack - la the means of technical education. I aim at a system by which sons of peasants shall acquire the sort of knowlodK which will add to ' their producing' power, and which, while It lmprovs thslr own condition, shall tend to the economical aggrandisement of the country." , He concluded: time waa up. but ha added, as he bade me arleu: "Bonne cnancei i nope you will sea Continued on Page Twa, RECOGNIZE PROTEST Government Takes Im mediate Notice of Ara-' bick's Seizyre. ; REDRESS TO BE ASKED Generally ' Considered That Rnssla ; Overstepped Bounds In Seizing' Portland Vessel and Idem- ' oity May be Asked. Washington. ' D. C July " 1 The protest asainst the selsure by Russia of the steamship Arabia, "which sailed from - Portland, Or., with a cargo of wheat for. Hongkong, will receive Hhe Immediate attention of the department of state, and if the selsure proves to have been unwarranted demand will ibe made upon Russia for full redress. ' As- suranoea of . Immediate action by the secretary of state were telegraphed to day to the Portland Flouring mills, the shipper of the cargo. While no official expression Is obtain able from the department at this stage. It seems clear that In seising the Arabia, Russia distinctly " overstepped her rights. - Her contention that all food supplies consigned to Japan are contra band haa not yet been recognised by this government, and probably will not be, but even If thla were conceded the Arabia should still be exempt from selsure for the reason that her cargo waa consigned to. Hongkong, a neutral port, and watf aent In the ordinary course of business to merchants who are regu lar customers of the consignors. It Is authoritatively stated that If these facta can be established.' showing that - the cargo was not being forwarded for the use of the Japanese government, an Im perative demand will be made upon Rus sia for reparation. The administration Is keenly, alive to the necessity of . protecting the oriental commerce of the Pacific coast from un warranted Interruption by .Russia, and a firm stand will be taken aa soon aa the necessary Information has been ob tained as to -the selsures that have al ready taken place. ' . - Private dispatches ; from Toklo" state that In response to the demands of Yoko hama merchants Japan haa taken steps to stop further Interruption of com merce -by Russian war vessels. Three Japanese erulaera sre said to have been ordered to patrol the eastern coast for the purpose of intercepting snd en gaging the Vladivostok squadron, - j . Senator' J. H. Mitchell, who. as attor ney for the Portland Flouring mills forwarded to Washington the protest against the selsure of the Arabia, said early this afternoon thet as yet hs hsd received no reply from the state de partment. "I presume I shall bear very soon,' be said, "but a little time wlU be needed for investigation. No doubt I shall receive acknowledgment of the re ceipt of the protest. So far aa I know the situation Is unchanged since yes terday.' " '. T. B, Wilcox, president of the Port land Flouring mills, stated that as yet no Intimation had been received from Waahington as to the course the govern ment will pursue. - y Weighing anchor at high noon the big oriental liner Aragonia left down the river bound for Japan and China with one of the most -valuable cargoes ever taken out of Portland- It will measure mor.e than 1.000 tons, and' has a total value of 14.48.1S. The principal shipment consists of flour, there being S0.H00 barrels of that product. Regardless of the fact . that tha Arabia waa eaptured by the Russians and that flour Is held to be contra band of i war by the authorities .at St. Petersburg, the Aragonia haa on board 15.1S0 barrels of flour - consigned to firms doing buslqess In Japan, Accord ing to the ahlp'a manifest the flour go ing to the land of the mikado Is worth 14 a barrel, or all told lel.OOo. In ad dition to this there are 41 hogsheads of leaf tobacco billed through to Kobe, 17 flat cars and -a shipment of struc tural Iron for Yokohama. . ,,'-"':'" Bas Heavy Cargo. ''". The balance of the flour consisting ef J6.550 barrels Is going to Hongkong and Shanghai. The entire shipment In detail Is divided between the various ports as follows: s.750 barrels of flour for Yokohama. 4,350 barrels for Kobe, 1.780 barrels for Mojt. 10 barrels for Nagasaki - 1,871 - barrels for. Shanghai and I3.47S barrels for Hongkong. The manifest showf-that the balance of the eargo consists of one bundle of sacks. one box of envelopes, 4 hogsheada of tobacco for Kobe, . IT Hat cars for Yokohama and two pieces of structural Iron for Yokohama. . In order that the vessel might sail today longshoremen were ocoupled all or last night stowing away In her holda the remainder of her freight, and It wa not until this morning was well spent that the Job was completed. If the same degree Of success Is met with aa was attained by the Arabia on her last outward trip, the Aragonia will cmea out over the bar and get to aea before nightfall. The Arabia left here at noon on July t and by night aha waa well off the mouth of the Columbia river. - ' . Captain Schuldt, commander of tha steamer, aaya that he Is not going to change hla course In the least la order to steer clear of any warships which might be laying fn wait for htm. Th Aragnnla la one of the speediest freight ers of the Fortland-Aalatlo steamship company's fleet, and if she is -not de layed on account of some unavoidable reason she should show up St Yokohama about August 12 or 13. WINS PRIZE ffm. MXormick of Lan caster, Pa. j Gets First : . Rosebud Site. IT IS WORTH $10,000 At 106,000 Persons Drew for 2,600 Quarter' Sections Many Will Be ; ' Disappointed Crowds - at ; i . V Chamberlain Lottery. J ' ' (Jooraal Special Berries.) 'Chamberlain. 8- D July William MoCormlck, an Old soldier of Lancaster, Pa., draw the first prise, worth $10. 000 In the great Rosebud land- lottery this morning. . . . . As the first number was called a gray-haired ' veteran, wearing ' a Grand Army badge, raised' bis band. The crowd made way for him as hs walked to the window, and the air was rent with sDDlause. vMen threw their hats in the air and yelled good luck to the win ner. , .' , The result of the drawing that begun today gave Mr. MoCormlck the first choice of locating on the rich lands thrown open for- entry on the Rosebud Indian reservation. - The) second prise -went -to ' Rolens Rugge -of Harrtaburg, 8. D., the third. te Wealey Brown of Dakota City, N. D., and 'the fourth to It. Dolson, Bprague, Neb.-- - - - v- The eaa-er crowds are watching with breathless anxiety to hear the numbers called out as, the .drawings progress. Some sre lucky In getting an oppor tunity to file early, i while hundreds of others will be deeply disappointed, draw ing only blanka Business, to a great extent, la suspended In the oltr.and the population for many miles around is eagerly watching the result, of the drawing.-- y ' The registration books closed at f O'clock laat Saturday evening, the total registration being 104,324.. It wss ap portioned etnong various postof flees aa follows! Bonesteel, . 14,0(4; Fairfax, M90: Yankton. 67.414; : ChamberlaWi, 6.1S4. There were about '1,600 quarter sections of land to be sold, and a for tunate winner would only secure a 1(0- acre tract, thus ' giving eaoh person about one chance In 41 to secure a home stead. ' ' "' Out of the Immense throng assembled only one In 41 will have any chance of securing a-homestead, although not all that were registered are poaalUy pres ent., ' It Is estimated that about 1.000 draw ings will exhaust all the choice allot ments. The drawings are made for the purpose of determining the order la which- applicants will be permitted to make final entry and settlement.. Final entry will be made week from next Monday. - - - Chamberlain baa been crowded with thousands of people since yesterday evening, and the greater number were unable to get hotel accommodations, and camped In the open air near the town. Never before In . Its history baa - there been such a throng of people In Cham berlain, As a rule the crowds are orderly, snd the peace officers have not met with much difficulty In keeping matters un der control, as they did gt Bonesteel. Occasionally i there is a. persons! en counter, bat nothing serious aa yet has occurred. . . V . " on ura fob two. (Journal Special arTle.) Munfordville, Ky July t. Custer Oaidner, a white man. was hanged here today for the murder of S. D. Oaborn and David Osborn, his son, last November, mmBmm BATTLESHIP IMPLACABLE, ONE OP THE MOST POWERFUL OF SQUADRON, WHICH HAS BEEN HURRIED TO GUARD BRITISH ATMED. i .. . ... i ' i Attempt to - Chicago Commis ' ; "sion Man - PACKERS ARE CONFIDENT Donnelly Says Men Are OuUo Stay , UnUI V Satisfactory Settle- ' mcnt Ij ; Reached by Both Sides. ' ' (Jooraal Special Beryl,.) Chicago, July !. The striks situa tion which during all., the,; forenoon hours exhibited nothing-but a state of quiescence was rudely broken at noon when 700 livestock handlers returned to work. -' .., -The almost T Instant assembling Of thousands of -strikers to witness this- defection waa given another:-tinge of turmoil by a Lithuanian who at tempted to assassinate George- P. Ward, one of the most prominent, commission men in the-city of Chicago, and well known to men of his calling through out America. . The livestock handlers announced this morning that they would return to work, claiming that thslr sympathy had been adequately shown and that noth ing could be accomplished by further Idleness. ,,. i . . ;, .News that . they proposed to "return to work became speedily known at strikers' : headquarters, waa . dissemi nated through1 the streets, and resuUed in a rush to the stockyards, not only of strikers but of their sympathisers as welt - - -', -' ' , , j .. "V Xxpect Creaeral Break.' .'''7 The packers considering It the first step or a general break at once de manded special polios protection for those who wished to return. The live stock handlers came separately and in amall groups and filed In through the stockyards -gate, while the Immense crowd restrained by the police -Jeered, nooiea ana - at times threatened - vio lence. '; ..; ., i. .. , ' ;.; Bvldeatly Insane. Ward - started to- leave his r office tn the stock sxchange when' a Lithuanian rushed .past , several policemen bran ching a huge knife with evident mur derous Intentions. The police sprang af ter him, threw him to the ground after a' struggle and disarmed him before be could injure any one. Examination - of the man ' after ' bis arrest disclosed the fact that he was evidently Insane and had been rendered violent by the news of the assassination of Minister de Plehve, which was copi ously spread over the city this morning in newspaper, extras. A small riot occurred at South Chi cago this morning. - When the, packers sttempted to deliver meat to a branch house a mob of strikers and sympa thisers assaulted the drivers and at. tempted to overturn the wagon. The police promptly went to the rescue of the drivers snd saved them from Injury, besides making several arrests. . With the refusal of the packers to further negotiate with the strikers, the situation at the yards this morning re solved itself into a long pulL Asser tions sre made by the packers that a stampede will probably come within a few days, while Donnelly claims that It Is Impossible to profitably conduct pack tng enterprises without skilled help and that they are now out to remain, until a settlement la reaohed. - The number of strike breakers Im ported this morning aggregated 100. Unusually- large crowds flocked about the entrances, and despite the order of the police against picketing, union men kept a close watch. Meat prices took another leap thla morning of I cents. . (Continued on Page Two.) THE CIRCUUTION v CF TKE' JOURNAL' . YESTERDAY WAS 15.050 PRICE-FIVE CENTS. General Kuropatkin Is Among Those Hif In TaTcheKfao Battle.: : RUSSIANS LOSE 10,003 -.-A-.-l. yifi,.-...l X.X . Great Britain Assured That Volunteer Cruisers Will Not Hake Further , Seizure-"uKnfht Comman V;. ; ; y der Affair: Adjusted. ' (Joarnal BprcUl gerrm.) : . London, July 18, The Evening Star's Tien Tain correspondent reports that General Kuropatkin was Wounded in ths shoulder stthe battle of Ta Tche Klao, and that another general waa killed. The Russian losses, he asserts, were 10,000 men killed and wounded.-,"' " : Premier Balfour announced In the house of commons today that the acute stage of the Red sea Incidents had . passed and that all Russian volunteer vessels would be withdrawn. . Referring to the passage of the Dar danelles by the volunteer fleet as com mercial vessels and their subsequent transformation . Into belligerents. Pre mier Balfour said that Oreat Britain took tho strongest possible exceptions to the course of the Russian govern ment In this matter. . Oreat Britain, he aid, earnestly protested sgalnat the sinking of the KJght Commander as being contrary to the accepted practice of nations, v It Is. officially stated that Laiisdowne has received aatlsfactory assurances from Russia that, full satisfaction wU be given to England in the matter of the steamer 'Knight Commander. - ,. MAT ADS KOBBOB. . Dirigible Ba-oona May Drop Terrible " " Aerial Torpedoes. , i . . . (Jooraal Special Berries.) . London, July 21. The prohibition lis- posed by The Hague conference a port the discharge of serial, torpedoes from ssllons or flying machines will expire by limitation tomorrow. : English mili tary; and naval experts are now speculat ing on the possibility of either of the belligerents In the far east embracing the opportunity to add new terrors to the warfare in Manchuria. It la known that both the besiegers and the besieged at Port Arthur are supplied with obser vation balloons which might easily be converted into engines of deadly deatrue lion. . , - : - J .' , It was wth tha greateat difficulty that t Hal rABraaxea Mrivaaan fci at Thai Uaeiia i pyw rw v a s -pa eirsuivu eje -a lis B conference, through their military dele gates, managed to reach an agreement upon rules governing war. and this par ticular section waa bitterly fought over. although It la one of the few which the British and united States governments accepted without reservation. , To make easier the reaching ef an agreement as to the use of aerial warships It waa de termined that the rule should be tried for a period of five years, and it is this period which expires tomorrow , and leaves tha fighting natlona free to use aerial torpedoes, flying machlnea and dirigible balloons without violation of the rules of wsr. BU8SIA Umni DXSASTEB, ' (Jooraal Special SerTW.) St Petersburg, July 28. Russians now declare that It waa hunger, and not the Japanese, which forced them from their positions on the Yalu. The Tus- hahya Rosalya publishes a dispatch from Its war correspondent. In which the fol lowing passage occurs: "For eight daye during and after the Talu battle our men did not once taste bread. Instead, they were given flour. (Continued on Page Two.) THE BRITISH MEDITFA' COMMERCE INTH - ri C filo J -V.